Costume :NCR Veteran Ranger
Source :Fallout: New Vegas
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2011

Costume Photos



Burned NCR armor2

Burned NCR armor



By alinthea

With Medrenaline as an ODST



Costume Information

Cost : about £60 so far
Time Taken : October 2011 -> Onward

I've wanted to do this ever since I saw that first trailer for New Vegas..
this is probably the cosplay i've spent the least time and money on, though it's my first time making something fabric on my own so it was a big learning curve without having someone walking me through it.

Nice fabric and lots of time. I had no idea how to stitch a jacket together, so yeh, big learning curve. The 'desert hood' thingy that goes over the shoulders (now dubbed 'the flap') was the worst part.

Pretty little thing cost £1. I hacked at it a bit to give it a worn looking surface before painting it with a ridiculous amount of paint:
More Silver
Drybrush Black
More Black
Copper Acrylic for rust
More Silver
More Black
And sealed with PVA glue.

The handle was painted with Halfords rubberised black spraypaint. Amazing stuff.

This was a mix of a pepakura paper model, EVA Foam, and a trusty tin of Tesco value chopped tomatoes. It was all then resined, fiberglass re-enforced and then I touched up the rough bits with car filler.
I had to make the initial mask shape twice as it was too big.
Turns out its STILL too big so I'm going to remake it smaller for next time using styrene sheets.

The Lenses were red window film applied to acetate and hot-glued in.

The helmet attachments were made from card and foam and stuck on there with velcro.
I didn't have time to rig up a circuit for the lights so I bought a couple of mini torches from Tesco's and stuck them in. They were only a pound each so can't complain =]

This was also stupidly hot to wear. Next time I'm installing a fan in there.
The hardhat part of the helmet is actually a WWII helmet and is metal. Very heavy metal.

Made out of EVA Foam sheets. It started out a little big so I shaved away at the bottom and the arm pits. It then suffered a soldering iron, a lighter, and various other torture devices for the battle damage before giving it a light going-over with black and copper acrylic for the worn/rusted look. Easiest part of the cosplay to do by far ^^

Same jist as the chest, only done with Foamies and cardboard.


Were drawn in photoshop, printed and spraypainted on.


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This was brilliant to see in person! You did a great job!

by Leadmill on Wednesday, 2 November, 2011 - 08:52
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People backed fliped when they saw us stalling through expo xD

by medrenaline on Wednesday, 2 November, 2011 - 10:18
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You did a great job on this!

by Alias Cosplay on Thursday, 3 November, 2011 - 18:12
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Was great seeing this in person and getting some piccies with you ^_^ You looks awesome ^_^

by Zelvyne on Thursday, 3 November, 2011 - 20:11
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again another great job remember seeing this a t expo

by Defrain on Sunday, 26 February, 2012 - 13:05
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Such a cool costume1 You did it so well.

by LittleMissMetamorph on Sunday, 24 March, 2013 - 04:10
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Hoooly wow I love it!!

by awesomeblossom on Friday, 19 April, 2013 - 15:30

To-Do List

Water tanks on backHighPlanned
More chest tortureHighPlanned
Jacket tortureHighPlanned
Remake maskHighPlanned
Bullet belt + NCR buckleMediumPlanned
Fan and LED circuitMediumPlanned
More webbing around armsMediumPlanned
Gun holsterMediumPlanned
More stencils (hands, forearms, helmet and chest)LowPlanned
Install voice changerLowPlanned
More stiffener in collar LowPlanned